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Graduate Creative Developer

You will be working for VML London as Graduate Creative Developer

Role summary:

As Graduate Creative Developer you will be able to produce rich email newsletters that are compatible across desktop and mobile devices, the ability to ‘slice’ Photoshop PSD files into HTML/CSS and image assets, and have a keen interest in keeping up with the latest interactive web user interface tricks using HTML5 and CSS3 technology.

Designing cutting edge user experiences requires a multi disciplinary approach, with technologists working with creative design and user experience designers to stretch the envelope of what is possible with the latest web browser technology, while creating workable concepts appropriate to the scope of the audience, time and budget available.

The increasingly complex web applications, mobile sites and applications, and digital experiences we build require novel and engaging user interfaces, and the Graduate Creative Developer will work closely with our Creative team helping to prototype novel approaches to rich email newsletters and campaign microsites for brands in the automotive, video game and travel industries.

Required Knowledge and skills:

  • Mastery of production of HTML for email, and awareness of the quirks and pitfalls with various platforms.
  • Mastery of CSS2 layout techniques and how to implement and troubleshoot these across different browsers including IE6
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop
  • Accessibility and Usability issues relating to site and email development.
  • XML, and related technologies (e.g. XSL & XML Schema)
  • Excellent communication skills

Useful extra knowledge and skills:

  • Responsive design using media queries
  • Writing code compatible with mobile phone web browsers
  • Building living user interfaces using CSS3 animation and transforms
  • One or more server side languages e.g. PHP, Python, Ruby, ASP.Net (C#), Java
  • Test Driven Development
  • Facebook app specific integrations
  • Email newsletter cross-client compatibility issues

Key responsibilities:

  • Slicing Photoshop design files into HTML and CSS
  • Ensuring compatibility with modern, legacy and mobile/tablet web browsers and email clients
  • Building interactive UI controls using JavaScript, jQuery and jQuery plugins
  • Building Rich Email messages for eCRM compatible with major email clients such as Outlook, Gmail and iPhone Mail
  • Take responsibility for technical delivery of small projects. Take part in creative discussions and steer those discussions in the most technically appropriate direction, recommending best technical approach
  • Ensure that the project is delivered to high standards of quality in all aspects including, but not limited to code, documentation and best practices

Challenges of the role

  • Coping with multiple, sometimes overlapping work streams
  • Bleeding edge technology changes requires a constant appetite for learning and improving

Key relationships:

Technical Director

The Graduate Creative Developer needs to communicate regularly with the Technical Director to report project progress, discuss changes and improvements to working practices and strategy for the technical team’s development.

Creative Director

The Graduate Creative Developer will cross departmental lines to build relationships with the Creative Director and their design team to allow projects to take full advantage in rapid advances in the art of what’s possible with the web browsers of today and tomorrow.

The Job

Team/Dept: Technical department

Job type: Permanent full time

Remote working possible: no

Level of experience required:

Salary/package: 19000


This job is located in London, United Kingdom

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Great entry level position in a global digital marketing agency